Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Cards & Tags | Michelle Stokes

Hi Everyone, it's Michelle here today with a new creative share. For this post I've created some cards and gift tags based on a current challenge from our October Cyber crop. The challenge I chose was set by D-lish owner Amanda, to create a project featuring a warm or cool colour palette. I ended up making something for each side of the colour wheel, lets take a look shall we?

The first two items I made were some cards. I don't have anyone in mind for these cards just yet, but I enjoyed the process of selecting pretty things to group together to create something to share. 

Here's a reminder of the challenge and the colour wheel..

And now a closer look at each individual card..

For card number 1 I chose to create something using the cooler half of the colour wheel. I've grouped together a selection of Little Birdie flowers from the Celeste coloured packs, a beautiful Swan rose, pastel petal (currently not in store) some creative cut pieces, silver punchinella, a canvas pick n place bow, 4 inch lace doily, journal it ticket & a cardfetti piece.

For the second card I've used similar items to the first card, but with colours from the warmer side of the colour wheel. Here I've used the yellow punchinella, a 4 inch lace doily, more creative cuts, a sequin butterfly, a few Little Birdie flowers, cardfetti piece, some pastel petals (my most favourite floral item from the D-lish store) and another large Swan rose.

Next I made a some quick tags to wrap around mini gift bags. I thought these would be perfect when giving someone a gift card or even a small note of thanks.  To create these tags I've used some printed tags from the Pastel Doilies set. These are so pretty on their own, but even sweeter with a few added bits to finish them off. 

The tag on the left has a piece from the cardfetti set that reads "Best Wishes" and is attached to the tag with some punchinella, a tassel, wooden button and pastel petal. The tag on the right also has a cardfetti piece, wooden button, pastel petal and a couple of mini Little Birdie flowers.

Lastly for these two cards I've embellished using the same items as the other 2 tags - tassel and punchinella on one, Little Birdie micro flowers on the other, wooden buttons and cardfetti pieces on both. These two tags would have to be my favourite out of the 4. Such sweet colours.

Well thats all from me today, I hope this has inspired you in some way.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping xx

Monday, October 30, 2017

Superhero Friday by Nicolee Cable

Hi there.
  Welcome to another Monday.
 I hope your week is going to be wonderful! We can always plan for it to be ey?!
I'm going to show you this cute layout I did of my brother and sister-in-law.  They're pretty superhuman, so this photo of them accidentally wearing the same shirt to the shops was 
fun to play with.

First I want to show you the background.  Like Malindas post yesterday, 
I love making the background my foundation and then adding embellies on top.
For this layout, I chose stars and found them in pretty much every 
D-lish embellishment I had, which was fun.

The scattered stars stencil I used is only small (5" x 5") which makes it hard to cover a whole page.
So I used texture paste in sections.  I moved the stencil around the page and swiped in random sections of the 5x5, so it's not 'blocky' and straight.  I then took it off, cleaned it up and moved it to another section and repeat.  I did this about five times to create this effect.  It actually looks like the stencil was a lot bigger then 5x5.  Its all about using what you have to get the look you want!

After my background was dry, then I randomly dropped yellow ink and instead of just leaving it there, I 'squished' it with my finger tips to give it a little different effect.

I placed a mini doilie down and then ripped up and layered four different varieties of washi tape, red hearts, blue stripes, blue triangles and gold diagonal stripes.
Then I ripped up a piece of black hessian from a JAP (Just Add Paper) kit and randomly layered that behind the photo.  Lastly is the fun part of placing the embellishments where they go and gluing it all down, splattering a little black ink around and voila - all done!

Like I said, there are a lot of stars on this layout!  Can one ever have too many? When they are all different, and so cute - I doubt it!

Here's a list of all the D-lish embellishments I used:

scattered stars mini stencil
wooden gingham star (from a JAP kit)
washi tape
star sequins (from a JAP kit)
black hessian (from a JAP kit)
resin glitter heart (from a JAP kit)

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Here's to the final few days of October and on to November!!! 
Take care
Nicolee xxx

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Snapshots by Malinda

Hi all,
Mal here, with a page I did just this weekend. 
You know I love creating backgrounds and adding simple embellishments that a some focus to the page, so that's what I was going for with this page.
I have some new inks I'm in love with at the moment so I played with those and then added simple embellishments just to highlight or add some areas of interest to the page.

I used some silver punchinella, which I lightly touched with some paint underneath my photo. How cool is it that the paint goes over some of the punchinella and not others?

Next I clustered some flowers, two different varieties and one of the gorgeous resin butterflies plus an enamel dot or 3 of course.

I added a flair with a ombre wordfetti title over it, you know I don't like big titles. I love the wordfetti words for titles.

And that's it...
My backgrounds can take a long time, so I love how I can quickly finish my page with all things D-lish.

Are you scrapping today?
I am...I'm off to finish another 3 pages I've started.

xxx Mal

Friday, October 27, 2017

"Colour Happy" by Amy C

Hello D-lish Scraps fans!
 Here is a colourful share for you!
You could say that I do like my car spotting. I spotted this car near the beach recently and thought – I gotta scrap this one!

Moreover, the September JustAdd Paper (JAP) kit was perfect for this photo, I thought.

So first, I place a large orange square paper. Then, using a 5” x 5” stencil and ColourBlast texture paste, I smeared the paste on the back corners of the picture. While that was drying, I set to work on the piece for the car photo to be mounted on. I handcut the car out of the photo then smeared ColourBlast Black Gesso onto the patterned paper and stapled the black Punchinella on. This was then mounted onto Doilies. I used purple doily from the JAP kit and the yellow doily is in the Shop.

In this cluster, pictured here, as you can see:
Paper Doilies: I used purple from the Over the Rainbow kit.
Journal Its: I used ‘happy’ from Ombre Wordfetti in green.

In this cluster I used…
Journal Its, which was from a past kit.
Resin embellishments: I used orange flower. I love these little gems and the flair is from the Over the Rainbowkit.
The handmade blue heart is from Charms Creations.

Pictured here, I used:
Jumbo Tickets: note –bright. I have trimmed around is and placed small sticky letters for the title.
The little yellow flower is also from the Over the Rainbow kit.

To refresh your memory, here is a look at theOver the Rainbow kit.

I enjoyed creating this page, as it was nice to be creating with such fun colours!

Thanks for checking it out!
Amy 😊

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

"RAD" by Jasmine Shea

Hello hello.

I am sharing a page with you today that I made using the 

Seriously, these kits are amazing.  
I still have half of the kit left that I can use to create another page....
or maybe even 2.  
And of course, the stencil can be used again and again and again.

I began by using the stencil as my background using Tim Holtz barn door ink.  
This created an instant layer to the page.  
I then used a bit of everything from the kit from the stars, to the flair to the washi.
I used the die cut title but cut off the 'Seriously' part and just used RAD...
and then I had two titles....even better.
I cut my own star out of the black hessian piece to create a new element on the page.
A bit of stamping and my page was complete.

So grab yourself a JAP Kit containing:
  • roll of black lines washi tape
  • 3 x flair
  • pack of die cut journal cards
  • planar resin cap
  • light bulb patch
  • cassette tape charm
  • 2 x fabric covered wooden stars
  • Set of 8 nested wood veneer hexagons
  • chevron design mini stencil
  • 10 x mini star cabochons
  • sheet of white tissue paper
  • 15cm strip of black hessian
  • 'Seriously Rad' creative cut title

and start creating :)


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

"L Plater" by Anthea

Hi all! Anthea here again for another share. 
My son finally got his Learners Permit to drive.  It has taken him a while to get motivated to go for it so when he decided he wanted to try - we got right behind him.  He would not let me share this photo on social media at the time but did say that I could share it if it was in a scrapbook page......well.....I wasn't going to say no to that!
I think it is fairly clear that my whole colour scheme is based around those L Plates.  Yellow and black - the two most visible contrasting colours out there.  I guess they really want you to know there is a learner out there.  I wanted to tame the contrast of the two colours down a little and decided a lighter shade of green would be ideal.
I then just started laying down scrappy goodies that I thought would work with my LO. I didn't think too much about it and played until the LO felt right.  I knew that I wanted to use that smiley face from a previous D-Lish JAP kit and it was going to be the focus of my LO (other than the photo), so I worked around that.  Firstly I added some painted chipboard cogs and then added some wood veneer chevrons, sequins, punchinella, resin hearts, cut up cardfetti pieces, and glitter enamel dots
I then concentrated on my title. I have used this technique before and love how it looks a little grungy - but not too gungy.  I simply grabbed some wood veneer alphas and wrapped some wire around them.  I added some more glitter dots and some black faceted enamel dots (I love how these reflect the light).
To finish it all off I added another cluster in the corner with more of the same goodies to bring it all together.  I still didn't like how it was all working and found by simply drawing a frame around the LO it brought it all together.
I really love how this LO came together.  It is a bit 'brighter' IRL - but not a whole lot and the colours and tone really suits my boy a lot. 
I hope you have enjoyed my creation and look forward to seeing some of yours in The Scrap Suite.  The October Monthly CC is currently running and the prize this month is another gorgeous kit
Till next time.
Take care.

Monday, October 23, 2017

#dlishscrapsgirls | Amanda Lawrence

So, you may have seen our October Cybercrop challenges when they were released over in The Scrap Suite earlier this month. Today I am here to show you my challenge sample in greater detail and let you know how you can play along too.

My layout documents when I got to spend some time with my 'admin' team at a retreat in Melbourne earlier this year. I had been lucky enough to meet Amanda H previously but this was my first time meeting Michelle in real life. 

The background for this one took two attempts ... the first met its fate in the bin! I began with a concoction of clear gesso, white paint and some other random colour dusts and powders trying to mix the perfect colour for the butterflies. It ended up quite runny so I just dabbed it on with a baby wipe through the butterfly stencil. The yellow and pink was created using shimmer pots then lastly some colour paste through a stencil for the tiny dots.

The magnificent Magnolia flower takes centre stage in my main cluster along with some other paper flowers, resin and a sequin bow.

I used one of our delicate Lace Doilies as a photo mat, this one is the 5" size. The smaller cluster contains some more paper flowers, resin and a flair. I've also used some of the new Pastel Leaves and wood veneer hearts to finish it all off.

Once I had everything in place I decided to add the row of stitching around the photo. I feel this helped to 'ground' the layout and pull it all together.

If you'd like to join in with my challenge here are the details:

And here's a quick reminder of the colour wheel for you:

It's super easy to play along, you just need to add your entry to the relevant album in The Scrap Suite by midday on the 17th November. With an amazing and exclusive D-lish Scraps signature kit on offer for each challenge you'd be mad not to have a go. And best of all, prizes are randomly drawn which gives everyone the same equal chance at winning.
I hope to see your take on my 'Hot or Cold' challenge soon.

Amanda x

Sunday, October 22, 2017

"Selfie", by Amanda H

Hello again....
We are racing to the end of the month..... but over at The Scrap Suite... the new cybercrop challenges are in full swing! This month I set the challenge to "Scrap Yourself!"
And here is my page! This blog post is to bring you all the details and encourage you to JOIN in the challenges at The Scrap Suite.
I focused on patterned papers, with typed journaling and some machine stitching. Then the page is finished off with perfect D-lish embellies!

Here's the challenge:

And here is some close ups:

Oh my.... I am SO in love with the new ranges of paper flowers, which include this beautiful amazing Sakura Bloom. Also added is:
I also included some chevron wood veneers from a previous Just Add Paper kit.
I repeated the same elements in this lower cluster with Stamen , Resin flowers , Resin glitter dots ,  chevron wood veneers, and this time also included: Creative Cuts- Leaves and Little Birdie- Embossed Daisy.

For the title, I used a Creative Cut word, combined with a  Little Birdie- Embossed Daisy, chevron wood veneers and Resin glitter dots. You can also see the winning Paper doily tucked behind the photos in this close up!
Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see YOU in your take on this challenge!
PS> Upload your page to the albums in The Scrap Suite by Friday noon 17th November, 2017